RHYTHM PARADISE MEGAMIX
The rhythm is gonna get you!
Seriously. It’s dressed in its
stalking best, its weapons are primed and it’s en route to your
place right now...
Well, umm, if you have a 3DS and love a
really good fun but challenging rhythm game with a wonderful hint of
abject madness and wisely decide to buy it.
Mrrf. What a
Anyway, thankfully crappy has nothing to do
with this game. Kind of a greatest hits collection, there are over
70 levels to make you laugh, smile, cry and possibly even hurl at
various points. But it’s all good – as long as you keep in time. For
you must keep in time enough to score enough to advance enough.
Enough. Otherwise you’ll have to go the practice makes perfect route
– or at least perfect enough to see what slice of beat-driven lunacy
There’s a fairly unnecessary overarching story of
a character called Tibby having fallen from heaven, and a few even
more superfluous religious allusions, but otherwise RPM is
From the relatively sane (baseball, boxing, ping
pong and, erm, aspirant barbers (well, sane by RPM standards)) to
the decidedly bonkers (skateboarding ninjas, seal-training Inuit
Mario, acapella blobby blokes, a lumberjack bear and his pussy
posse), it’s all about “flow”. Seriously, there’s enough to test
even the most seasoned human drum machine here – all accompanied by
some delightfully kicking tunes.
Options rock, too, with
buttons or stylus as input methods, the ability for four-player
local hook-up with only one copy of the game, a café to chill in and
a goat to look after. Really.
If you’ve all the metronomic
skills of Don ‘No Soul’ Simmons then Rhythm Paradise Megamix
may not be for you, but then it may help you improve your
one-two-three-four lot in life and become a serious Dr Beat.